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December 2023 Newsletter

  • 01/06/2024 8:05 AM
    Message # 13297797
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 2023 News

    HOLIDAY PARTY - DECEMBER 9, 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Register Now!

    For our Holiday Party this year we return to Grey Rock Sports Grill. Here are the details: 

    Southwestern All American Grill Buffet: Angus Beef Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken Breasts, Coleslaw, French Fries, Garden Salad, Assorted Cheeses, Grilled Mushrooms and Onions, Bacon, BBQ Sauce, with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and Chocolate Chip Cookies .

    Registration is open NOW! (click here) Your last chance to register is the 7th of December.

    Cost: $25 per person, including water and soda. Adult beverages are available for purchase.

    Pool tables, electronic darts, and other game equipment is available to us, too!
    We will also have ♟ chess and other board games available for play.


    Start Location:  Amy & Gary's for the briefing & appetizers537 Saint Michaels Drive, Fort Collins  80525

    If it's too cold or snowy for you; you may still attend the gatherings at Amy & Gary's, and Tracy's.

    Please register by Saturday 12/9; whether you intend to eat some of the food (and do the bike ride or not).  The hosts would like to have the final head count so they can plan for food etc.  Registration link is here:

    Please, deck your bike out in lights, and wear your holiday kit for a fun and festive event!

    Ride Starter: Martin Ditzel.

    D-paced, (less than 13-mph), 17-miler with <400-vertical-feet, clockwise (CW) loop, including stops: then Gardens On Spring Creek -- Garden Of Lights winter holiday lights festive display; ...  including a break at club member (Tracy's) home for warm brisket sliders, a relish tray, chips, warm cider, and (filtered) water; ... Old Town Square (to view displays); ... back to Amy & Gary's house for dessert!

    Route Map:

     A ten-dollar (suggested) donation is to be collected to cover costs of foods and beverages offered by hosts.

     As usual, this club does not offer alcoholic beverages; but you may bring your own.

     We will be viewing the Garden Of Lights display from outside the fenced-off area; so, a ticket is not required.


    • Geoff Landon was elected President and Jeff Proulx was elected Secretary, replacing Bill McDonough and Charles Fahselt.  Many thanks to Bill and Charles for their service as President and Secretary of the Fort Collins Cycling Club!
    • Members who are looking to clean out their gear closet and are looking for year end tax deductions should consider the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-Op.  They are dedicated to providing bikes and gear to people in need, and will take virtually anything that can be used to build, repair, or ride a bike.  As a 501c3 registered non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.  They are located at 1501 N. College Avenue in FoCo, phone (970) 484-3804.  Hours vary.  Here is a link to their web page for more info:
    • Doug Whitman shared information regarding a Montana bike tour he and other club members have enjoyed in recent years.  It's a fully supported week long tour of a spectacularly beautiful state.  More info can be found here:
    • Winter Bike To Work (Or Wherever) Day is scheduled for Friday, February 9th from 7am to 9:30am.  As we have in the past, FCCC will be hosting an aid station somewhere near the CSU campus.  Purpose of the event is to provide a nice morning snack for cyclists, promote cycling, and for FCCC to raise awareness and hopefully recruit members.  We need volunteers.  If you would like to participate, please contact the Board (
    • A calendar of 2024 riding events has been added to the January Member Meeting Invitation (see below).  This is intended to be a resource for members to help get familiar with some of the great group rides in the area, include website, registration info, etc.  If you are interested and would like to connect with other club members for logistical or training opportunities, the Band App and Facebook page are available for you to reach out.


    Due to the holiday season there will not be a member meeting in December.  Next meeting will be held on January 30th.  A link to the information page follows:

    Ride On!
    Your FCCC Board of Directors

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